Few, if any, people are born with movie-star smiles. Heck, even movie stars aren’t born with them. If fact, back in the 1930s, snap-on smiles were invented. Movie stars would snap a set of perfect plastic teeth over their own and fool the world. Today, stars and celebrities simply have a smile makeover. There are a variety of treatments to choose from to improve your smile from a one-hour professional whitening, to braces, to implants. However, porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive dental treatment. With veneers, you can have a brand-new, Hollywood smile in just two visits. So don’t be embarrassed of your teeth, instead give a cheer for porcelain veneers!
Something as simple as a tiny chip, crack, or divot can make your teeth look old and worn. A worn, stained smile can make you look years beyond your age. If you want to look younger and smile with confidence, veneer treatment may be for you. Veneers are an effective way to hide crooked teeth, uneven teeth, intrinsic tooth stains, chips, breaks, cracks, craze lines, mottled teeth, gaps between teeth, and they can even lengthen stubby or worn down teeth.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain custom-fabricated to look like your natural teeth. The esthetic properties of porcelain mimic the color and translucency of natural dentition while the material properties ensure strength and durability.
Although veneers do require some tooth removal, they are a conservative treatment. Because they are bonded to the front of your teeth, about ½ millimeter of natural tooth structure requires removing to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. After the completion of this step, an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to the dental lab for custom-fabrication of the veneers.
During the second visit your dentist will assess the veneers for size, shape, color, and fit before permanently bonding them to the front of your teeth. During this process a special light is used to cure the cement for a long-lasting and effective bond.
ABOUT YOUR NORTH RICHLAND HILLS DENTIST:
With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-577-1444.